The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the completion of guidance on the application of single-use, or disposable, systems in the manufacturing operations for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products with the publication of Technical Report No. 66: Application of Single-Use Systems in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has received 510(k) clearance of the Vial2Bag® DC device from the United States Food and Drug Administration, and also the CE Mark for the European Union.
When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More than 530 executives in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America were interviewed during the blind phone survey conducted by TNS, on behalf of UPS, between January and March 2014.
When it comes to medical devices, packaging is sometimes an afterthought. While there are outstanding packages that win high-profile awards, some companies fail to recognize the importance of this factor until late in the game. In worst-case scenarios, this can impact the quality and safety of the device. More often, however, the result is financial, because companies neglect to take steps to reduce packaging costs.
Contract Packager More Than Doubles Its Floorspace, Adding 10 New Packaging Lines, a Schedule II DEA Vault and a Modernized Training Zone
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, St. Louis, MO, a contract packager serving the global pharmaceutical industry with bottling, blistering, pouching, unit-of-use, compliance and secondary packaging services, has completed its move into a modernized 190,000-square-foot production facility.
Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has developed a new film for pharmaceutical and other chemically-sensitive products that need packaging with high barrier and clarity. The new Exponent film consists of Rollprint’s ClearFoil, a barrier-coated polyester, that is extrusion or adhesive laminated to Ineos’s Barex acrylonitrile-methyl acrylate copolymer.
At IQPC’s 2014 cold-chain event in Boston, Pelican BioThermal LLC showcased new technology and its new name unifying the two companies acquired by Pelican Products, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) and Cool Logistics.
October 9, 2014 - Wilsonville, Ore. – Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance.
As medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers prepare to comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) and various other track and trace/serialization initiatives, they are evaluating the ability of existing printing systems to produce the requisite bar codes and human readable text. Systems must be able to print high-quality codes on widely used flexible packaging materials, for instance, because manufacturers may be reluctant to qualify new materials simply to improve print quality. New printing approaches may therefore be in order.
A child-resistant carton is among the winners of the 11th annual CPhI Pharma Awards. The annual awards program, organized by CPhI Worldwide producer UBM Live, honors the pharma industry’s innovations. This year winners were celebrated in categories for ‘Formulation’, ‘Process Development’ and ‘Packaging’, along with a new category recognizing ‘Innovation in Partnering.’